More than 25 institutes, centers, and programs with an international focus offer collaborative research opportunities and empower our students, faculty, and staff to create meaningful impact.
Our centers and institutes with international focus support all aspects of the learning, teaching and research pursuits for our faculty, staff and students. Explore a selection of the research centers and institutes at Washington University and learn more about organizations at specific schools, by visiting school websites.
All institutes and centers
Focusing on the advancement of knowledge and technology through aerosol techniques in energy, environment, materials and health.
Bridging research, policy and practice to improve evidence-based response to serious human rights abuses.
Using rigorous research, to create innovations in policy and practices that enable individuals, families and communities to achieve life goals and contribute to society.
Providing a platform for industry-university dialogue and facilitating interactions among potential collaborators towards joint research efforts.
Improving global health through transdisciplinary programs and partnerships across Washington University in St. Louis and around the world.
Contributing to the reduction of poverty and improvement of public health outcomes for children, adolescents, and families in Sub-Saharan Africa and other developing nations.
Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network
The Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network (DIAN) is an international research effort focused on dominantly inherited Alzheimer’s disease. DIAN’s efforts, led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, consist of a long-term observational study as well as basic science studies and clinical trials conducted in multiple countries around the world.
The DOLF Project
The Death to Onchocerciasis and Lymphatic Filariasis (DOLF Project), supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, seeks to develop and test improved treatments for onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis that will enhance efforts to control and eliminate these important neglected tropical diseases.
Global Research on Inclusion and Disability
The Global Research on Inclusion and Disability (GRID) team explores the circumstances of social groups in low- and middle-income countries who are often forgotten in development initiatives.